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"desertification" in British English

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desertificationnoun [U]

uk   /dɪˌzɜː.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌzɝː.t̬ə-/ specialized
the ​process by which ​landchanges into ​desert, for ​example because there has been too much ​farmingactivity on it or because a lot of ​trees have been ​cut down
(Definition of desertification from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"desertification" in Business English

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desertificationnoun [U]

uk   us   /dɪˌzɜːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
ENVIRONMENT the ​process by which ​landchanges into desert, for ​example because there has been too much ​farmingactivity on it or because a lot of trees have been ​cut down: Trees ​help to prevent desertification, as well as ​providing shade and firewood.
(Definition of desertification from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “desertification”
in Chinese (Simplified) 沙漠化,荒漠化…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沙漠化,荒漠化…
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